Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. One of the King’s gal-pals (Linda Thompson, a former Miss Tennessee!) has apparently published a book that claims that Elvis was a “womanizing, pill popping fiend who terrorized his loved ones with violence.” (If you ask me, I think the poor woman was a little confused. Maybe she was thinking of a certain ex-Senator and ex-Presidential Candidate from North Carolina?) Just saying.
Anyway, this type of stuff is to be expected, so if you like Elvis, don’t be dismayed. As we approach the 35th anniversary of his death other folks are bound to come out to cash in on his reputation in some sort of negative fashion. BUT NOT “THE PRESLEY PLOT!” For those of you who have not yet ordered a copy of the book from Amazon.com, I would remind you that it was not my intention to portray Elvis in a negative light. (Here’s some trivia that might explain my view: Did you know that the VERY FIRST record album I ever bought (with my babysitting money!) was a fantastic record called “Elvis Presley’s Golden Hits?” I played that record continuously, memorized every lyric, and actually wore out the grooves! I still have the album, but I don’t have an “old fashioned” record player anymore.
Incidentally, I’m not saying that the big guy was perfect (who is, besides me and you? And frankly, I have my doubts about you.) BUT….. just for the record….. I think my readers should know that Linda Thompson was once married to….. Kim Kardashian’s super-jock stepdad Bruce Jenner!
Your Honor, I rest my case.
So there you have it folks. The latest gossip. By the way, this story (about the forthcoming kiss-and-tell book) was first published in a highly questionable “rag” called The Globe. (A British tabloid who published the story with this headline: ELVIS’ LOVER TELLS ALL!)
Reminds me of something Mark Twain once said: “If you don’t read the newspaper, you will be uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you will be misinformed!”
Amen, brothers and sisters.
P.S. I hope one of my ex-girlfriends writes a book about me. I could use the publicity!